Khadi Cloth Kurti Tunic
Item #: KKC0090
Now on Clearance! This kurti tunic, made from khadi cloth, is a custom design created in India exclusively for Premadaya. This is a wonderfully comfortable top that can be worn year-round. The cotton is spun and loomed by hand. The tunic comes starched, and after washing the cloth takes on a lovely softness. It has side vents and a one-button closure.
Available in five sizes ( M, XL, XXL).
More About This Tunic
Premadaya's clothing is made in the region of Pushkar at a small factory that employs 6 to 8 village residents under Fair Trade conditions.
This kurti is fashioned from khadi cloth, a hand-spun, hand-woven textile made of cotton grown in India. The cotton is spun into threads on a simple type of spinning wheel called a charkha. It's an ideal "all-weather" garment because it feels cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Khadi has long been considered India's fabric of freedom and fashion. Its popularity dates back to when Mahatma Gandhi was seeking independence from England and urged the people of India to wear and make clothing made of khadi rather than rely on imported textiles. Gandhi's reasoning was to foster not only a better economy in India, but also an identity in the form of fashion. Today the Indian government still actively supports khadi production, as it is a means of supplemental income for the rural poor of the country.
To learn more about the production of our khadi cloth tunics in India, see this image gallery »